2 February 2022
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    7:00 PM


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    5:00 PM


  • 5:00 PM


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A major international affair, RM Sotheby’s begins its European calendar in spectacular fashion as we return to Paris on 2 February, with sale cars available to preview at Place Vendôme. As our presence within the French automotive market continues to grow, along with our team, we are excited to offer the finest sports, racing, and touring cars of all marques and eras across affordable and investment quality ranges.

The preview is located in the very heart of Paris, close to the world-famous Champs Elysées and the Musée du Louvre. Our venue provides the perfect location as it is just a short walk to many of the city’s leading tourist attractions and restaurants. The sale itself will take place at Sotheby’s Paris at Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, which is only a short walk away. Join us as we commence our European auction touring and experience results from the industry's finest.





Offered Entirely Without Reserve


The Petitjean Collection Part II cars for sale in france offered at RM Sotheby's Paris 2022

The Petitjean Collection, offered entirely without reserve, is a unique single-owner collection of the finest Ferrari road cars and select automobilia from across three decades. Curated and lovingly built by Monsieur Marcel Petitjean—an ex-competitive racing driver who entered events around Europe during the ‘60s and ‘70s—this collection features 28 automobiles, which form an incredible representation of Maranello’s finest road cars, including a 275 GTB/4 and a 288 GTO, that are perhaps two of the most significant examples of their respective models in existence.


Venue Information


The Collection Paris, Place Vendôme
75001, Paris

Entrance to the car exhibition is at the public car park, located by the Hublot store, level minus 4.  



76 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008, Paris 

Bidder Registration Requirements

  • One of the following: Driver's License, Passport Identification, or ID Card
  • Proof of funds (International Proof of Funds or Bank Statement)
  • Credit Card (used for a pre-auction authorization)
  • If registering as a Company, Proof of Company (Incorporation documents, VAT/Tax Number)
  • If registering as a North American dealer, copy of Dealer and Resale Tax Certificate



Please note that onsite attendance for the auction itself is strictly controlled and in keeping with public health related precautions and local regulations. Clients wishing to attend the sale must register prior to the auction by contacting Client Service at +44 (0) 20 7851 7070 / +1 519 352 4575 or We encourage any clients interested in bidding in person to register at their earliest convenience, as seats are limited.

Admission to the Preview is open to the public without requirement to pre-register attendance.

Additional Fees to Be Considered

Buyer’s Premium

For Motor Car Lots:

  • In the event of a final Hammer Price of €200,000.00 and below on all motor car lots, RMS will receive a Buyers’ Premium of 15% (plus VAT on the Buyers’ Premium).
  • In the event of a final Hammer Price above €200,000.00 on all motor car lots, RMS will receive a Buyers’ Premium of 15% (plus VAT on the Buyers’ Premium) on the first €200,000.00 and will receive a Buyers’ Premium of 12.5% (plus VAT on the Buyers’ Premium) on the Hammer Price above €200,000.00.

For Non-Motor Car Lots:

  • Buyers of all non-motor car lots, including but not limited to memorabilia, motorcycles, boats, trailers, jewelry, clothing, and automobile parts, accessories, tools, and/or engines, are required to pay RMS a Buyers’ Premium of 20% (plus VAT on the Buyers’ Premium) on the Hammer Price of those particular lots.

Taxes/Import Duties

Bidders are responsible for any applicable duty and/or local taxes on any motor car(s) or any other lot(s) purchased. International bidders are advised to inform themselves of potential import duties that would be due upon arrival of the lot(s) to its final destination. You are advised to speak with your local representatives in advance of the sale to understand what these costs would be. The location in which the lot is sold is clearly indicated on the lot page found on

Please pay careful attention to any Lots that are:

  • Temporary Import

Lots Under Temporary Import

Those cars subject to temporary importation restrictions cannot be discharged from RMS’ custody without the completion of customs procedures and until full payment has been received. Customs charges will be levied appropriately depending on each individual scenario and will be payable directly to the relevant authorities, which RMS will provide the details of as and when necessary.

Payment Options

Payment is due in full on or before 17:00 of the next business day following the auction, and payment is to be made to RMS. All payments must be in the form of bank transfer unless other arrangements have been approved in advance. International Bidders are advised that bank transfers may take multiple days for funds to transfer, and as such, we ask for banking institutions to confirm the transfer directly with our Administration department once initiated.

Lot Removal/Shipping

Following the auction, all lots will remain on site at Place Vendôme until 18 February. Any cars not collected by this point will be removed to external storage at the cost of the owner, with daily storage charges to commence. Please note that it is the Buyer’s responsibility to insure their purchased lot(s) whilst in storage, as insurance is the Buyer’s responsibility once the lot is sold.

Important note: Any party wishing to collect purchased lots must first confirm directly with RMS who is authorised to collect the lot in order for RMS to issue an authorised release.

Memorabilia lots: RMS do not provide postage or packaging services, but we can recommend a specialist carrier if required.

RMS strongly advises Buyers to make immediate arrangements for the collection and transport of purchased lots. It is the Buyer’s responsibility to make their own arrangements, but RMS is pleased to offer our clients the services of the following preferred companies:

Contact - James Walker
+44 7908 645 852

Contact – Diana Varga
+39 3497559207

Titles/Registration Documents

Once full payment has been received, pending all title cancellation formalities having been completed, you can expect your title to be couriered to you within 20 business days post-sale, at which time you can register the car at its final destination.

Client Service and Administration Contacts

Client Service: Juliette Courbin
+44 (0) 20 7851 7070

Administration: Bess Walker
+44 (0) 20 7851 7070


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France 75008

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